Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Acro Tower, The Twin Towers of Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

The CCTV on the rooftop of a tall building where I stood stared at me with high level suspicions. I drank my hot coffee while I looked back to it. I was at various places on the rooftop, looking, searching for a nice frame. I patiently waited. I stepped on newly planted vegetations on a rooftop garden. Somehow it alarmed me and pitied the gardener. I whispered sorry to the wind, and hoped the word reached the recipient.

The Twin Towers of Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

The hour came. I took the shot and went home. The gardener was furious. CCTV reviewed.

Photo Informations:
Place: Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Subject: Acro Tower
ISO 100
50 mm
30 secs
Nikon D80

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Food and Entertainment Complex, Beomgye, South Korea

For Food and Entertainment, (including sex) a place like the picture above is a common sight in Korea.

Photo Information:
Place: Beomgye, South Korea
ISO 100
50 mm
2.0 secs

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Acro Tower, Anyang City, South Korea

Went outside to photograph my second home.

Photo Information:
Subject: Acro Tower
Place: Community Park PyeongChon
ISO 100
18 mm
3.0 Secs.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Untitled No. 04

The train swooped beneath the earth inside a man-made hole. She was watching in her phone, a Korean gag show while the other passengers sleep, chat and busy with their own mobile devices. She smiles time to time, punchlines were made. Announcement of the next station filled the surrounding space. She glanced at the monitor overhead.

Not yet.

But the train is ready to come out from its burrow. The next station will be after the Han River Bridge. The train will finally taste the sunlight before going back to the tunnel again. She was blinded by this light at first, but her eyes immediately adjusted to the luminescence it brought.

She now sees the landscape outside. Buildings of different sizes and shapes were absorbed by her retina, but her brain processed a different thing.

She misses him.

Flashbacks began to play. Happy times together came back in the form of vivid and high contrast images. Beautiful memories crawled from her brain enveloping her whole body. The world stopped and tears began to accumulate in the corner of her eyes, but refused to fall.

She resumed watching the gag show as reality kicks in.

"I have to move" she muttered as the train begins to traverse the darkness of the tunnel again.

Photo Information:
Place: Seoul Subway Line 7
         from Ttukseom Resort Station to Cheongdam Station crossing the Han River
Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note Mobile Phone Camera

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Almost Blossom

Went to Yeuiodo Hangang Park to see the famous pink blossoms. Unfortunately she still dont want to see me. Estimated peak bloom seems this coming Tuesday.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Korean Crisis

South Korean Bomb Shelters aka Subways

The photo shows one of the subway stations, which also serves as a shelter for any North Korean attack here in South Korea.

Since the tension started here in Korean Peninsula, I always observe the local's expressions to give me signs or warnings that I, a foreigner should leave this place as soon as possible. But it seems that the locals are used to this kind of situation. I cannot find any fears, worries or anxieties on their faces. Maybe this tension is a part of every South Korean citizen since they are still at war with the North. Everything seems normal and ordinary.

But signs like in the the photo above (the 3 triangles and a tunnel in a red background) started to appear. It is a shelter in case the North decided to end His regime.

Amidst the tension, never let your camera down. Observe, take aim, compose, because in the greatest drama, all of us are actors, and the street is the stage.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Instapics at Seoul Photo and Imaging Industry Show 2013

Been to the 22nd Seoul Photo and Imaging Industry Show 2013 and here is one of the tens of freebies inside.

My camera settings:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/1.8 
Shutter: 1/100
Lense: 50 mm
Nikon D80

I set my camera to Aperture Priority mode, looked for the lights and focused.

My lovely Family :)

Friday, April 05, 2013

Seoul Motor Show 2013 Part 3 of 3

That was the perfect time to practice headshots.

Anneong Haseyo!




Suplada but pretty!

Sideview beauty!

The Chevy dance!

The Chevy dance dance!


Amazingly beautiful!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Seoul Motor Show 2013 Part 2 of 3

KINTEX is at Daewha Station Orange Line of Seoul Subway, Exit 2.

Lessons learned in photography, make a note of everything you shoot. I don't know the model of this car.
At 12 noon, the venue was already loaded with photographers and enthusiasts.

Still the models does not seems to tire. Smiles to the camera was relentless.

I chose 50 mm, or lets say I dont have any choice because my 18-200 mm seems not functioning properly. My other lens is for Macro.
You have to get a better position for the place was crowded.

When photographing models, the most important factors are the eyes. You must call them with respect by saying Hi or hello, and if you know her name the better. 

The shoot was fun and I learned a thing or two.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Seoul Motor Show 2013 Part 1 of 3

I was in KINTEX (Korea International Exchange) to take photos of hot models  cars.
Seoul Motors Show which was held in March 28 - April 07, 2013 was fun and learning experience.

The ticket worth 10,000 Korean Won

I was admiring the legs.. I mean the car.

Scratched surface...(see the right leg?)

Hotwheels gave free toy cars, and Koreans loves freebies.

I see..... agree....

Someday I will have that kind of girl... I mean that car. 

No need for expensive cameras... a mobile phone is all I need to record this beauty.


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